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Pensioners

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many UK pensioners formerly resident overseas have returned to live in the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The following table shows the numbers of pensioners now living in Great Britain receiving the UK state pension who were previously in receipt of their pension overseas:

Number
2004 7,920
2005 8,960
2006 8,820
2007 8,390
2008 9,270
Notes:

1. Great Britain is defined via the country code recorded on the Pension Service Computer System. Excludes claimants returning from Northern Ireland.

2. British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are classified as overseas in this analysis.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study, November 2003-November 2008

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